The City of San Luis Obispo’s focus on watershed protection ensures water quality in our creeks, streams, lakes, and ocean remains high by reducing the potential for flooding, erosion, and various types of water pollution. Water and watershed quality can be compromised not only from natural events like flooding and but also from activities such as changing the oil in your car, fertilizing your lawn, or painting your house. Studies across the US have shown a correlation between the activities that occur within a watershed and diminishing water quality.
Protecting the watersheds around San Luis Obispo will help ensure high water quality not only for the citizens of our communities but also for the steelhead that navigate our local streams, marine life in our ocean, and a variety of other animals that we share our surroundings with. For questions related to how you can help protect our watersheds and create healthy watersheds for future generations check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.